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Old 11-23-2012, 10:57 PM
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I usually do $15-20. 25 is for really big.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:13 PM
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I usually do $15-20. 25 is for really big.
Woah...is that the going rate there? $25 is the lowest I have and it's tiny and 2 doors down from another account, otherwise it would be more. That's not exactly a poor area you're in...can't you get more?
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:15 PM
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That is exactly why I asked, seems very low to me I wont pull up for less and 35 I have gone lower but they were special
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:44 PM
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Yeah, my minimum is $40 and I make 2 exceptions. The $25 one which is like 1,000 square feet and a $30 one that's really just a grassy parking area for a guest cottage that parks like 8 cars. They get a break because it's small, I do their main house too(they call it the Mother Ship, lol) and I get a lot of other work from them, over $3,000 this year to date.

There's a certain amount of time that goes into maintaining any account...customer contact, billing, collection, record keeping and of course getting there and firing up 3 or 4 pieces of equipment. When I started out 11 years ago I set my minimum at $30 but did offer a 10% senior discount, so I had some at $27. Over the years I bumped it to $35 and then $40. I really don't want any accounts that gross less than $1k/year although I have about 6 bi-weekly accounts that do.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:46 PM
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Exactly, I am glad to hear my pricing isnt that far off, I have a lot less over head. I try to keep in check with my area as to not bring down the going rate. Seems to ne that $15 in kawi guys area is very low considering he is talking about a vacation home a lot
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:54 AM
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Woah...is that the going rate there? $25 is the lowest I have and it's tiny and 2 doors down from another account, otherwise it would be more. That's not exactly a poor area you're in...can't you get more?
15-25 around here.

The yards are so small, some of the bigger guys cut some lawns with just 21" machines.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:00 AM
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[QUOTE=Kkane97;4592170]Exactly, I am glad to hear my pricing isnt that far off, I have a lot less over head. I try to keep in check with my area as to not bring down the going rate. Seems to ne that $15 in kawi guys area is very low considering he is talking about a vacation home a lot
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I might be raising my prices a little next year.

The going rate around here is about 15-25 U.S. dollars.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:50 AM
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Exactly, I am glad to hear my pricing isnt that far off, I have a lot less over head. I try to keep in check with my area as to not bring down the going rate. Seems to ne that $15 in kawi guys area is very low considering he is talking about a vacation home a lot
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I might be raising my prices a little next year.

The going rate around here is about 15-25 U.S. dollars.
I get about 25 dollars for a small front yard.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:29 PM
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Can anyone give me more info on the MS210 STIHL?
I cant tell you anything about the 210 but I personally have a 250. It is a good little saw. not too much but enough to do small jobs here and there that come up.
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